The Fourth Amendment

The Fourth Amendment - No court has ever ruled that the...

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The Fourth Amendment, Terrorism and Cyber Crime. After the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Centers, the American government has been in a quandary about how to gather intelligence from suspected terrorist individuals and groups located with the United States. The FBI, as long as it states that the search is or are for suspected terrorist activity, chemical weapons or computer fraud is does not need to obtain a warrant to conduct the search. This is a direct violation of the fourth amendment, illegal search and seizure. According to the washingtonpost.com the Justice Department concluded in October 2001 that military operations combating terrorism inside the United States are not limited by Fourth Amendment protections against unreasonable searches and seizures, in one of several secret memos containing new and controversial assertions of presidential power. (Eggan, D. White, J, 2008) But then later in the article:
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Unformatted text preview: No court has ever ruled that the Fourth Amendment does not apply to the military, said Jameel Jaffer, national security director at the American Civil Liberties Union. "In general, the government can't send an FBI agent to search your home or listen to your phone calls without a warrant, and it can't send a soldier to do it, either," Jaffer said. "The applicability of the Fourth Amendment doesn't turn on what kind of uniform the government agent is wearing." (Eggan, D. White, J, 2008) While the government in its attempts to protect the people, have gone to the extreme and are now trying to control them, have them fighting back at the intrusion of their private lives. Reference Eggan, D. White, J, (2008) Administration Asserted a terror exception on search and seizure. Washingtonpost.com Retrieved October 23, 2008 from http://www.washingtonpost.com/wpdyn/content/article/2008/04/03/AR20080403 04136.html...
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